US 8226420 B2
A wrist worn electronic device includes a main body having a processor and a receiving member electrically connected to the processor. A belt includes an electronic component and a connection member electrically connected to the electronic component. The connection member is used to engage the receiving member, to connect the belt to the main body and electrically connect the electronic component to the processor.
1. A wrist worn electronic device comprising:
a main body comprising a processor and a receiving member electrically connected to the processor, wherein the receiving member comprises two blind holes each defining a dent in a lateral surface thereof; and
a belt comprising an electronic component, two connection members electrically connected to the electronic component, a connection block defining an open-ended receiving chamber and two slots communicating with the chamber, and a spring, wherein each connection member comprises a shank partly received in the chamber and having a hook at an end thereof, and a handle protruding from an opposite end of the shank and partly received in one of the slot, the hook of each shank protrudes out of the chamber and is able to be received in one of the dents to connect the belt to the main body, and the spring connects the two shanks and is configured to apply a push force to the two shanks.
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1. Technical Field
The present disclosure relates to wrist worn electronic devices and, particularly, to a wrist worn electronic device having a belt embedded with an electronic component.
2. Description of Related Art
A wrist worn electronic device such as an electronic watch having a sensor is commonly known. The sensor is mounted on a watch case or on a shield for shielding a dial, so that the sensor is projected from the surface of the shield or the watch case. In certain circumstance, it may be preferable that the sensor be mounted within a belt of the watch. So it would be convenient if a belt with an embedded sensor could be automatically and electrically connected to a controller in a watch body when the belt is connected to the watch body.
Many aspects of the embodiments can be better understood with reference to the following drawings. The components in the drawings are not necessarily drawn to scale, the emphasis instead being placed upon clearly illustrating the principles of the present disclosure. Moreover, in the drawings, like reference numerals designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.
Embodiments of the present disclosure will now be described in detail below, with reference to the accompanying drawings.
The main body 10 includes a receiving member 12 electrically connected to the processor 11. In the embodiment, the receiving member 12 is in the form of two cavities 121 formed in one side of the main body 10. Each cavity 121 is coated with a conductive layer that is electrically connected to the processor 11.
The belt 20 also includes a connection block 22 at its end and two connection members 23. The connection block 22 defines two receiving holes 221 to receive the connection members 23. Each connection member 23 includes a spherical head 231. The head 231 is slightly greater than the cavity 121, and can be tightly received in the cavity 121, allowing the electronic component 21 to be electrically connected to the processor 11.
In the embodiment, a spring 24 is received in one receiving hole 221 connected to one end of each connection member 23. The spring 24 is used to apply a pushing force to the connection member 23, to cause the head 231 to be tightly received in the cavity 121.
In the embodiment, a magnet 13 is embedded in the main body 10 adjacent to the side defining the cavities 121. A magnet 25 is embedded in the connection block 22. The magnets 13 and 25 attract each other, which assist to strengthen connections between the main body and the belt.
A receiving member 12 a defines two blind holes 121 a each defining a dent 122 a in its lateral surface. To connect the belt 20 a to the main body 10 a, the handles 232 a can be depressed to move the shanks 231 a toward each other, until the shanks 231 a are aligned with the blind holes 121 a. The connection block 22 a can then pushed to cause the shanks 231 a to slide into the blind holes 121 a. After the shanks 231 a resist against the ends of the blind holes 121 a, the handles 232 a can be released. The spring 24 a then pushes the shanks 231 a to move away from each other, ultimately causing the hook of each shank 231 a to be received in the corresponding dent 122 a, which connects the belt 20 a to the main body 10 a.
While various embodiments have been described and illustrated, the disclosure is not to be constructed as being limited thereto. Various modifications can be made to the embodiments by those skilled in the art without departing from the true spirit and scope of the disclosure as defined by the appended claims.